Lettsworth man, 19, arrested in slaying of man found dead in car last week _lowres

Eric Long Jr.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office booked a 19-year-old Lettsworth man into parish jail Thursday who is suspected of shooting a Batchelor man who was found dead in his car last week.

Eric Long Jr., accompanied by an attorney, turned himself in to authorities at the Sheriff’s Office shortly after lunch on Thursday, Sheriff Bud Torres said.

“He came in after we made him aware we had some charges on him,” Torres said.

Long, 16636 East St., was booked into the parish jail on a count of first-degree murder in the Feb. 25 slaying of Terrell Antoine Davis, 25, who died from a single gunshot wound.

The killing was discovered when neighbors in the St. Mary subdivision called the Sheriff’s Office about 2 a.m. Feb. 25 to report finding a man slumped over in the driver’s seat of a still-running vehicle parked at the corner of Church and Holmes streets in Lettsworth.

Torres said Long lived less than a quarter-mile from where Davis was found. Authorities released no information Thursday about a motive in Davis’ slaying or further details.

“We feel there is more to investigate, (but) we had enough information and evidence to charge him,” the sheriff said.

Bond had not been set yet when the Sheriff’s Office released details of Long’s arrest Thursday afternoon.